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Upcoming Events
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FRI
AA
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AA
7:30 PM
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23

WED
AA
12:00 PM
Dinner and Devotions
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Bell Choir
6:15 PM
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24

THU
Page Turners
10:00 AM
Women's AA
11:00 AM
Boy Scouts
7:00 PM
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25

FRI
AA
12:00 PM
AA
7:30 PM
Habitat for Humanity
Coordinator: Bill Mason

Flower City Habitat for Humanity is a non-denominational Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard and poverty housing in Rochester, NY.

For more information, please visit their site: http://www.rochesterhabitat.org/

 

These are the homes we have sponsored to date, by year indicated. Each required our coalition to raise $65,000 and help provide volunteers to build the home. Each home was dedicated to the homeowner when it was complete. Each homeowner had to help build the home and attend classes that would help with budgeting, routine home maintenance, and other similar training sessions.  The  homeowner assumed a 20 year mortgage for the value of the home with monthly payments that they could meet, based on their family size, monthly income, etc. Currently, the existing mortgages are non-interest bearing. If you think you’d like to get involved in any way, please contact me at wmason@rochester.rr.com or 453-9038. I can always use someone to represent our church (the founding church) at meetings I’m not able to attend. Bill Mason


Current News:

  1. pie sale for Thanksgiving will provide a net donation towards our project of approximately $2,200 from the sale of 278 pies and 66 apple crisp. Our thanks to all the churches and individuals involved in this project and especially to Holy Cross R.C. church which accounted for 152 pies and 33 apple crisp. They were part of our team for our very first home and although not participating in home sponsorships since that project, have remained our biggest contributor for the pie sale. Aldersgate GUMC recently held their annual Dinner and Auction with a share of the profits to our project adding another $1,285. We now have 89% of the funds for sponsorship!!

Another woman who covered our first project for the Greece Post has remained involved selling pies every year. She provided a heart-warming story for this holiday season; shortly after covering our project in 2000, she married, subsequently had a son and shortly thereafter, her husband died suddenly. When she came to help with the distribution, as she does every year, she shared the news that she had recently married. Along with sponsoring Habitat homes, we’ve developed an ecumenical partnership with several churches and other individuals. It’s a project team that provides a lot of support for each other and shares willingly in fund raising and building. We close every meeting sharing prayer joys and concerns.

We’re hoping that at our next meeting, we can firm up a start date for building with FCHH. Nothing else has changed with the same homeowner, named Kiomy, she is 33 and has two children, daughter Kinayahlie (9) and son Liam (3). She was born and raised in Puerto Rico, is a hardworking single Mom waitressing at Chili’s and is excited to own a home and being able to give her kids a stable, safe home with their own rooms and a yard to play in. Keep her and her family in your prayers this season.

If you haven’t volunteered to work on the homes in the past, give it some consideration. The local affiliate has set up a very helpful online sign up on their website, rochesterhabitat.org. The signup for our home won’t be ready until we get closer to the start date, but you could volunteer on any home if you’d like. Habitat does a great job of assigning work, and training where necessary. It’s a great experience as you work with other representatives which could even include current and potential homeowners. If you think you’d like to get involved in any way, please contact me at 319-5942, or at wmason3403@gmail.com. I can always use someone to represent our church (the founding church) at meetings I’m not able to attend.

Bill Mason

 

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